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post #3436 of 8809

Hi krtzer ,i listen to thrash/death and black metal , some heavy musics haha . I will buy my first headphone , i was using earpods ( from apple :'(  ) , and i dont have much money to spend on a headphone so i 'm looking for something like 100-300$ . And i will use with ipod/iphone without amplifiers 

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Originally Posted by lllcarbonlll View Post

Hi krtzer ,i listen to thrash/death and black metal , some heavy musics haha . I will buy my first headphone , i was using earpods ( from apple :'(  ) , and i dont have much money to spend on a headphone so i 'm looking for something like 100-300$ . And i will use with ipod/iphone without amplifiers 

 

I wouldn't be in such a hurry to buy expensive headphones if I were you.

 

A great step up from where you're at now is the Koss KSC75. They cost about $15 US and punch way above their price. I guarantee if you try them you will love them. I use HD 800's at home and the KSC75 out and about, at the office, etc. They really are a terrific headphone!

 

Read through the thread and see if it's worth dropping a few bucks...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/638757/koss-ksc75s-dont-forget-about-this-giant-killer-in-all-the-hype

post #3438 of 8809

So, my HD600 is arrive at long last...

1st impression: the box is really nice. The headphone is rather small, I had though it was quite big from all those photos, but the build quality is really good. I really like the marble finish, although I wish the material is better. The clamp is quite hard, I'll see if it lessening with the time.

The sound: soundstage is better than my goldring DR150, more holographic and wider. Vocal is take half-step backward, but I can life with that. I quite liking the treble, but then I'm rather sensitive to treble, so I can hear the treble just fine, none of those Sennheiser veil.

 

Need more time adjusting and comparing to my DR150 for more impression.

post #3439 of 8809
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The clamp is quite hard, I'll see if it lessening with the time.

it does, as you adjust to it and play with the positioning of them a bit it gets alot better... as one can read a few pages back i was even considering returning them due to initial discomfort but about a week in and now i have no issue whatsoever (they've become very comfortable) and i'm wearing them 6+ hours a day, sometimes upwards of 10 hours for everything from music to tv.

also for me as i adjusted to the sound and explored alot of music in just over a week i appreciated the sound and headphones alot more than initial impressions.
i think most will be happy with the headphones after they adjust to them and get comfortable with them. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Nowhere - 7/6/13 at 4:24am
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Originally Posted by jipan View Post

 

The clamp is quite hard, I'll see if it lessening with the time.

 

How far out are the ear pieces from the headband? I use mine with about nine clicks out from tightest setting at each side. New pads are stiff and they contribute to the hard clamp, but trust me wear it loose so you don't wear out the earpads. The tighter the fit, the better the isolation, but I wore out my pads too fast doing that, adn at some point the squished earpads and the tighter setting contributed to whatever everyone says about Sennheiser being too warm, veiled, and the bass being bloated. With these settings and brand new earpads, the only thing the HD800 has going for it by my ears is a slightly wider soundstage with more precise imaging; tonally, I can barely tell the difference. Of course, the HD800 chassis design makes them less dependent on the earpads' condition, but then again at $90 a pair I'd be pissed if I had to buy them at the same rate as the HD600s (I get one every 18mos or so).

 

Also, when I put the HD600s on, I push them forward a little bit so they nudge the tips of my earlobes forward. This puts the drivers at sort of the same position as the headphones that deliberately do this as per design (HD800, K701, T1, etc), the vocals don't end up being too far inside your head they're behind your earlobes already.

post #3441 of 8809

Actually the slimmer design of HD600 is better at comfort than my DR150. I too, discovering new sound, HD600 is really detailed, bass notes is much clearer now, as do vocals, soundstage is just breathtaking.... and the air! HD600 had this nice breath and air.... I'm in love <3darthsmile.gif

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it does, as you adjust to it and play with the positioning of them a bit it gets alot better... as one can read a few pages back i was even considering returning them due to initial discomfort but about a week in and now i have no issue whatsoever (they've become very comfortable) and i'm wearing them 6+ hours a day, sometimes upwards of 10 hours for everything from music to tv.

also for me as i adjusted to the sound and explored alot of music in just over a week i appreciated the sound and headphones alot more than initial impressions.
i think most will be happy with the headphones after they adjust to them and get comfortable with them. smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks for your suggestions, now I'm using it at 11 (sometimes 12) clicks from zero (or tightest point), I guess God gift me with a big head lol...

Can we mod the pad so it put the drivers (slightly) at angle? I think I read it somewhere but I can't find it by search function.

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

 

How far out are the ear pieces from the headband? I use mine with about nine clicks out from tightest setting at each side. New pads are stiff and they contribute to the hard clamp, but trust me wear it loose so you don't wear out the earpads. The tighter the fit, the better the isolation, but I wore out my pads too fast doing that, adn at some point the squished earpads and the tighter setting contributed to whatever everyone says about Sennheiser being too warm, veiled, and the bass being bloated. With these settings and brand new earpads, the only thing the HD800 has going for it by my ears is a slightly wider soundstage with more precise imaging; tonally, I can barely tell the difference. Of course, the HD800 chassis design makes them less dependent on the earpads' condition, but then again at $90 a pair I'd be pissed if I had to buy them at the same rate as the HD600s (I get one every 18mos or so).

 

Also, when I put the HD600s on, I push them forward a little bit so they nudge the tips of my earlobes forward. This puts the drivers at sort of the same position as the headphones that deliberately do this as per design (HD800, K701, T1, etc), the vocals don't end up being too far inside your head they're behind your earlobes already.

post #3442 of 8809
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Originally Posted by jipan View Post

Thanks for your suggestions, now I'm using it at 11 (sometimes 12) clicks from zero (or tightest point), I guess God gift me with a big head lol...

Can we mod the pad so it put the drivers (slightly) at angle? I think I read it somewhere but I can't find it by search function.

 

 


I saw one mod where some extra pieces of foam were superglued to the rear half of the worm pads, but take note if you leave gaps in it it might affect the sound in other ways. In my experience, the way I wear it, the pads naturally took on that shape - the front halves are flatter on my worn pads and that helps me put them back in properly after washing.

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Can someone who has owned both the HD650 and HD600 tell me if the HD600 can be EQ to have as much bass as the HD650?

 

From what I have read they are essentially the same headphones just marginally different, with the HD600 having slightly less mid bass and slightly more upper midrange and upper treble....

 

I was thinking of getting some HD600 as I found the HD650 a bit too warm and slow for me, but I would not want any less bass than the HD650.

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Can someone who has owned both the HD650 and HD600 tell me if the HD600 can be EQ to have as much bass as the HD650?

 

From what I have read they are essentially the same headphones just marginally different, with the HD600 having slightly less mid bass and slightly more upper midrange and upper treble....

 

I was thinking of getting some HD600 as I found the HD650 a bit too warm and slow for me, but I would not want any less bass than the HD650.

 

I haven't owned the HD650, but I was at a Sennheiser local event last year and I had a new demo HD650 along with my HD600. The newer pads on the HD650 makes for less bass and overall an impression of sounding faster than the HD600. It takes a while to swap out the pads, but when I did, the reverse happens. HD600 vs HD650 with both on the new pads and the differences are subtle. Basically, if the HD650 sound you like is on new pads, buy a used HD600 with reasonably used pads.

post #3445 of 8809
I have owned both the 650 and 600. The bass is much more satisfying on the 600. The 650 is just a dull headphone in my experience in comparison. Even if the bass was slightly better, the lack of treble ruins it.
post #3446 of 8809
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post

I have owned both the 650 and 600. The bass is much more satisfying on the 600. The 650 is just a dull headphone in my experience in comparison. Even if the bass was slightly better, the lack of treble ruins it.

I do like the bass slam on the HD60 when it is amped well. I wish that the HD600 had slightly more dynamic bass, without necessarily more quantity. 

post #3447 of 8809
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Can someone who has owned both the HD650 and HD600 tell me if the HD600 can be EQ to have as much bass as the HD650?

 

From what I have read they are essentially the same headphones just marginally different, with the HD600 having slightly less mid bass and slightly more upper midrange and upper treble....

 

I was thinking of getting some HD600 as I found the HD650 a bit too warm and slow for me, but I would not want any less bass than the HD650.

 

I haven't tried the HD650 yet but I can tell you that the bass on the HD600 can be EQ'd up almost endlessly. They sound bloody great even with an enormous EQ boost in the bass. There's no bass distortion and surprisingly little drowning out of other frequencies. Essentially the HD600 can be turned into a basshead can through EQ.

 

*Theoretically* you could EQ the bass up very slightly and EQ the upper mids and highs down slightly and get the sound signature of the HD650 but how well that works in practice I don't know. I'd imagine there are some here with both the HD600 and HD650 that have some experience trying that.

 

post #3448 of 8809

Has anyone compared the HD600 on a Schiit Lyr vs. a Bottlehead Crack?

post #3449 of 8809
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Originally Posted by Hedonism View Post

Has anyone compared the HD600 on a Schiit Lyr vs. a Bottlehead Crack?

If you search in the amp thread for HD600, you'll get some responses too. Bottlehead Crack seems to be the perennial favorite, unless you're really, really not a DIYer. 

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Originally Posted by Hedonism View Post

Has anyone compared the HD600 on a Schiit Lyr vs. a Bottlehead Crack?

Never heard the Lyr but I can vouch for the Crack.  I built one with my dad in January.  I was coming off the headphone amp in the Nuforce HDP.  Compared to the HDP, the Crack has a more life-like tone and timbre as well as much more visceral bass impact.  As far as sound staging, I feel that it has widened quite a bit.  

 

If I were making the decision it would likely hinge on the likelihood of a future hifiman or similar ortho purchase that can really utilize the Lyrs power.

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